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Architectural Design Process

Our industry has been around for a long time, and with that has come some standards for how we practice. Although technology and codes lead to occasional changes, the general principles stay the same. The most important thing to understand is that getting a project designed and built is a process, it takes time. Decisions…
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What are Pre-Engineered Buildings?

Pre-Engineered Buildings (PEBs) are the building components which are manufactured at a factory and assembled on site. Usually PEBs are steel structures and can be an alternative to conventional structural steel buildings. PEB structural components are fabricated at the factory to exact size, transported to site and assembled at site, usually with bolted connections. This…
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Construction Materials Testing and Special Inspections

When you think of constructing a building your first thought might be building the foundation, floors, walls and roof. Before those elements can come together, the integrity and strength of the structure will rely on a variety of support materials. Layers of soil and concrete to help maintain long-term stability, reinforcing steel, masonry and woodwork…
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BIM the Future of Architectural Engineering

Building Information Modeling (BIM), is slowly starting to gain acceptance as the new standard for architectural engineers of the future. More firms are moving away from the tradition CAD models to BIM. This is due to computational design tools that provide engineers with the ability to access and manage large data sets as the building…
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Land Survey Myths and Misconceptions

Are you purchasing a new property? Maybe you’re thinking about a new extension to your business or extending your parking lot? Have you thought about a land survey yet? It’s imperative that you hire a professional land survey firm if you’re thinking about starting any new construction project – or it could end up costing…
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Using Drone Technology for Building Assessments

Gone are the days when assessing a building meant putting yourself in possible dangerous situations, like: climbing onto potentially unstable rooftops using scaffolds in order to inspect property elements high off the ground Drone technology is becoming more common and has transformed the building assessment industry in many ways, but one of the biggest is…
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New Project Development Process

Engineering involves a range of different processes from the drawing table (or CAD-display for that matter) through to the actual working, living structure. When it comes to directions like engineering, the project development process is one of the most important phases of the entire process – and if you don’t have everything pinned down right…
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Mechanical Engineering FAQ’s

Mechanical engineering is an industry that sees hundreds of new faces in the graduating class every year, and there are many excellent reasons why you might be considering picking up the direction yourself: It’s a field that happens to see a lot of new technology and innovation, and it’s one of the most exciting fields…
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Future of Traffic Engineering

Traffic engineering is one of the most exciting fields to be in right now, and there’s a lot of innovation to enter the field in the next few years; at the core of this new innovation for the traffic engineering industry is the fact that we’re switching over to newer, better methods in order to…
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